|Project by FritzM||posted 05-16-2008 08:16 PM||1497 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
Dimensions: 18” tall x 15” deep x 18” long.
Wood: Walnut and maple ply drawer parts
Finish: 4 coats Oil/Varnish blend
Top: Honed Limestone
One finished, one waiting for varnish and paint. These are the latest addition to our bedroom furniture upgrade. Bench? Check! Side Tables? Check! Headboard? coming soon.
As simple as they look, they challenged me at every turn. The only drawers I had built, assemble and installed before this were for my workbench and those didn’t require near the tolerance these did. The walnut panels are 4 piece glue ups and they were hand planed, scraped and hand sanded. I spent countless hours getting my jack and smoother dialed in but because of my efforts I am a lot more comfortable with the tools. Painting the drawer interiors was an idea I played around with and did a bunch of samples for color and sheen. The blood red is where I ended up. A total of ten coats of spray on primer, undercoat color, finish color and clear. It made wipe on varnish seem super easy. The drawer guides are a bit heavy duty for this application. #100 pound 14” full extension self closers. The drawers are just too light to make the operation smooth. If I were to do it over I would probably use wood runners.
-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)